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Windows 7: Weird Text Effects

17 Jan 2014   #1
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Weird Text Effects

For quite some time now my Windows 7 has been displaying weird looking text effects. They are really blurry and bulky. I need to note that this doesn't happen on Windows 8.1 which I am dual booting.

It does this on all my browsers and now I am discovering it does it on itunes. Look where it says 0.99.

Where it says "Ratings and Reviews, Related, Songs, $9.99 Buy, 0.99 and Preview all" It is not supposed to look like that. It does this on my browsers too.



This is what tumblr looks like. Notice how wrong the text looks.




Here is a picture from my moms laptop Windows 7: You can see the difference



Also sometimes lower case I's are capitals too.




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18 Jan 2014   #2
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry for the bump but, anyone?
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18 Jan 2014   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

When did it happen? Have you done malware scans?

Also perhaps your W7 color synchronization or whatever they call it, calibration or something.. if the gamma is out of whack you can get very blurry text.

But first I'd try a bunch of malware scans. MBAM first I think.
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18 Jan 2014   #4
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

This has been a problem for over a year. I am sure malware has nothing to do with this. I scan and clean my PC daily.
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18 Jan 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might try to switch to Software rendering,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149063-internet-explorer-gpu-hardware-acceleration-turn-off.html
Other browsers have the same options,
If it does any good check for graphics card driver updates,
Cheers.
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18 Jan 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Collin2011 View Post
This has been a problem for over a year. I am sure malware has nothing to do with this. I scan and clean my PC daily.
See my answer to your post on 8 forums.
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18 Jan 2014   #7
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

My friend helped me find the answer. Windows was using the font "Helvetica Neue" which when used in this way it looks TERRIBLE! So I deleted the fonts. And now all is normal!



Thank you all for your help.
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18 Jan 2014   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Glad you sorted it out.
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